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February 11, 2023
BUFFALO, N.Y. — A community room at the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority's Ferry-Grider homes was dedicated on Saturday in honor of Shaquelle Walker, Jr.
Shaquelle was the 3-year-old boy who was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in July of 2021.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says it was important to create something positive in his memory.
"Out of a place where there was a horrible tragedy, where a young life was taken, also now this room becomes a place of hope, where children will have a safe place, a fun place to play and learn here at the Ferry-Grider Housing development," Mayor Brown said.
Mayor Brown added that the city continues to work with the BMHA to increase youth activities and other programming aimed at curbing violence.